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Dave D
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  11:41:46 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
OK I'm starting this build thread for the Junkyard Dog.

This is a resin kit by Tom Yorke in collaboration with Lambert Locomotive works.

I have long had a photo I received in one of Tom's packets he used to sell of what looks like this locomotive, done as a watercolor print which has long been a favorite, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on one.

More to follow......

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Dave D
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  12:32:06 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
The kit is built to sit over the mechanism from a Bachmann trolley.

This is the main deck.
Some really nice detail on it.





I'm a little into it already.
Here is the assembly of the deck, sides, ends and the sand boxes and braces assembled.





The hood is made up of the front, top and sides which have openings for the louvered doors which you can arrange to your liking.

I want to be able to see the nice engine print after it's together, but still use the space in back for the decoder and speaker, so I mounted the doors in the rear closed.

The open front doors after installed will also allow sound out better.





This is the casting for the front louvered grill.





Looks good but I wanted a mesh screen look.

So I cut some brass angle to make a frame and soldered it together.

Nothing real neat so it looks the part.





I used a bit of card stock to aid in keeping the parts aligned as I soldered.

Here's the test fit.





And here with the solder ground down a bit to look like a quick sloppy weld job and the mesh installed and glued in. This will also allow the sound out more.





The cab is a nice one piece casting.
The roof edges on the ides are rounded and I wanted the overhang look.
I have a piece of card stock which I cut and taped on to get a visual.
I like it better but I will add 2MM to its width when I make the actual part.

Front



Rear



This is that nice engine print I spoke of.





Here it is mocked up to the point I have it.

It all gets glued together, but I can be ham handed at times, so I may try to screw the front end down to the deck and the hood to the cab.

I'll see.





That's it so far!
Time to get ready for work...later start today, it was nice to sleep in after driving the truck in that wind yesterday.

Have a great day,
Later all!



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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  1:05:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's going to be a good looking critter, Dave.



Bruce

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Pennman
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  1:08:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Looks like a nice start. What scale is this? Thanks

Rich



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Rick
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  1:14:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, you're flying on this project.
Looks very good already.



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acousticco
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  1:48:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're off to a fine start, looking forward to following along.

-Cody



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  2:41:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You sure got a jump on this one. Looks great already.

This will be a great thread to follow.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Philip
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  8:54:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice little workhorse!

Philip



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  9:08:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Dave,

Looks like a nice start. What scale is this? Thanks

Rich



Seeing he's doing this in the ON30 Forum.

I would think its "N" scale!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Dave D
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  07:52:08 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Dave,

Looks like a nice start. What scale is this? Thanks

Rich



Seeing he's doing this in the ON30 Forum.

I would think its "N" scale!!



Oh! Is it pick on Rich day? Cool!

Yeah Rich this is On30, Jim Davis did one of the test builds featured in the instruction download and he did it for On3. Don't know what he did, I just assume he reguaged the On30 trolly mechanism.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  08:38:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave D

quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Dave,

Looks like a nice start. What scale is this? Thanks

Rich









Seeing he's doing this in the ON30 Forum.

I would think its "N" scale!!



Oh! Is it pick on Rich day? Cool!

Yeah Rich this is On30, Jim Davis did one of the test builds featured in the instruction download and he did it for On3. Don't know what he did, I just assume he reguaged the On30 trolly mechanism.




No I just like to keep him on his toes!! He know it I think...


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  09:16:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking critter for sure, how well do the trolley mechanicals work?

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
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spyder62
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  10:07:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great Dave
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

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Dave D
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  4:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Jerry.

Hi Rich good to see you here!

Karl, I have only one prior experience with the trolly mechanism, and that was for a Gn15 loco I built long ago from interestingly enough, a Tom Yorke plan

That one did NOT like dirty track.....not even a little bit.
But once I installed DCC with a capacitor it ran surprisingly well.



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BigLars
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Posted - 11/12/2020 :  5:24:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Glad to see you posting. I like the build, Dylan is making some nice kits.


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Dave D
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Posted - 11/14/2020 :  10:40:59 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Dave, Glad to see you posting. I like the build, Dylan is making some nice kits.



Thanks Larry good to "see" you,
Yes he sure is, I plan on getting one of his Heisler cabs.

Another busy week at work and with the Holidays coming up, it's only gonna get worse.

I did sneak in a little time to work on a few details.

I added "hinges" to the doors I have installed on the hood.
I was gong to use bronze wire, but the thought of trying to get the bits all the same length with a nippers made me turn elsewhere.

I didn't have any styrene rod small enough on hand, so I thought I'd try 20# test monofilament fishing line....Plenty of that around.
I decided 3mm was a good length, and cut a bunch with my chopper.

Next time, I'll wait and get some styrene.
Mono is really tough to see cut this small especially when you have ACC on them.



A little dry brushing later will make them pop.

I found a picture with a cool looking air filter that I want to have on it.



I dug around in my parts box and found a gray plastic bit the diameter I thought would fit the space.

I used a punch to cut out the top bit from styrene as well as a bit of tube to hold it up a bit.

I then wrapped some Sykloft material around a rod, hoping when painted it would look like rubber hose.




I think it will work after I trim the hose bit to size.



Wish I had more time to work on it but I have things I MUST do today before the REAL cold weather hits.

Have a great day everyone!




Edited by - Dave D on 11/14/2020 10:45:35 AM

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